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Northbound lanes of U.S. 23 connector closing in Arenac County next week

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Detour sign

A road construction detour sign

ARENAC COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - Trips up north on U.S. 23 will take a little longer beginning next week.

The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing the northbound side of the U.S. 23 connector in Arenac County on Monday so contractors can begin a repaving project.

The northbound side will remain closed through most of May, reopen for Memorial Day weekend and close again in June. Motorists can expect the northbound connector to remain closed into July.

During that time, a detour will be posted to direct motorists farther north on I-75 to M-61 and east to U.S. 23. 

The repaving work is part of a $37 million project to resurface 6.4 miles of U.S. 23 between I-75 and Grove Street in Standish. The project also includes installing a roundabout at M-13 and the connector, along with maintenance on 19 bridges.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in October depending on weather conditions.

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